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Poster: c-freedom Date: Oct 2, 2012 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur at Shoreline 9/30/2012 Review

I was kinda skeptical with Furthur because so much
post-Jerry music is dreadful but they have reclaimed the sound and yes even the vibe of the Dead.
I started going to shows in 84 and by the late 80's was touring, did the whole Europe 90 tour, etc...
Did not like Vince as much after Bruce left and by 94 could only listen to a breakout tune like Lucy in the sky.
Musically Furthur is tighter than anything since Bruce left the Dead.
Also Phil is front and center here like nothing I can remember going to shows.
If for nothing else you should see Lesh play live while you can.
Bobby is showing his age but he is also still a walking encyclopedia of tunes, he played Victim the other night just on a whim as a statement against replacement ref's in the NFl.
JK is not Jerry but he has his own soulfulness, and Garcia would have loved the way John can whip out a Beatles tune or just the way he jams with the rest of this band.
The drummer Joe is holding down the fort much like Billy did in the early 70's, One drummer allows for quicker transitions and more focused musicianship by all.
I have seen Furthur twice so far and they were very good.And I thought i saw myself twenty years ago on tour without a care in the world except how to make the next show.
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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Oct 2, 2012 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur at Shoreline 9/30/2012 Review

It's real nice to hear positive feedback re: Furthur from heads that experienced Jerry's magic. Thank you for sharing!

John knows the music unlike any other lead guitarist the boys have played with since Jerry's passing. His contributions are clearly exciting for Bob and Phil. I think he inspires them to push to new levels beyond what was achieved in other post-Jerry bands. From the music and their demeanor, Phil and Bob are greatly enjoying this band.

Joe Russo is a beast as is Chimenti. The harmonies are on point with help from Sunshine and Jeff. I've seen Furthur six times now and never been disappointed.